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Health and Social Care Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate at Ashfield School

Course description

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate qualifications are designed to provide highly specialist work-related qualifications in a range of vocational sectors. They provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare them for employment. Health and Social Care is a broad subject area that encompasses social work, care work of all types along with nursing and other related health careers.

Course content

Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development

Unit 6: Meeting individual Care and Support Needs

Unit 2: Working in Health and Social Care

Unit 18: Physiological Disorders in Care

Entry requirements

Five or more A*-C grades or equivalent.


At the end of year 12 you will be assessed through two methods. Unit 1 will be assessed by written examination and unit 6 will be a written portfolio of evidence. If at the end of the year you do not continue into year 13 you will be accredited with a BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care which is equivalent to 0.5 A levels. In year 13 you will be assessed through a written portfolio (Unit 18) and another written examination (Unit 2). When combined with the 2 units from year 12 you will be awarded a BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Health and Social are which is equivalent to 1 A level.

Future opportunities

Career prospects with the above qualification are good with the possibility of continuing your studies at University. Typical employment prospects include work in the care sector, nursing, midwifery, social work etc.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashfield School directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years